Explore novel ways of adjusting the appearance and/or content of a website depending on the perceived context of the user. Produce a website or similar artefact that is the result of these explorations.
Consider different meanings of ‘context’.
- Device screen size is the obvious one, but other device capabilities can also be measured by feature testing (eg. can the browser render CSS3 animations or not?).
- Additionally there are many ways of gathering or inferring additional information that can be used creatively ( like location, time of day, current weather, what social networking accounts user is currently logged in to…).
Examine and evaluate use cases for context-aware websites.
- There are plenty of real world examples to look at.
- Commercial/business use cases are one thing; approaching this from an arts perspective should provoke new thinking and ideas.
- Consider native apps vs. browser-based ‘Web apps’ (rich websites).